PTAB Boardside Chats

The PTAB Boardside Chat webinar series addresses best practices before the Board and answers questions raised by attendees. The free, bi-monthly Boardside Chats are open to all.

Register for an upcoming Boardside Chat or see presentations from past sessions below.

Past events

Would you like to learn more about preparing an appeal brief? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar, intended for independent inventors and those new to PTAB. This webinar is free and open to the public, so register today. During this webinar, we will discuss: A...

Apr 22, 2021 - Virtual

Would you like to learn more about remote hearings? Register today for the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for an overview of PTAB’s approach to remote hearings. Topics will include procedural and technical aspects of video and telephonic hearings, perspectives on...

Learn about AIA motions practice Would you like to learn more about America Invents Act (AIA) motions practice? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for an overview of requirements for AIA motions in general and a review of certain types of motions. No pre...

Would you like to learn more about ex parte appeals? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about recent developments for ex parte appeals. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the event by...

Would you like to learn more about American Invents Act (AIA)? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several recent developments for AIA trials. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the...

Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several aspects of AIA trial proceedings and new submission forms for SOP2-related matters. Join the discussion online the day of the event. The webinar is free and open to all. A Q&A session will follow...

Join the next Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judges Mike Kim and Janet Gongola will share information about current appeal pendency statistics and the new Fast-Track Appeal Pilot Program through which...

Learn how the USPTO's prioritized programs can help you during the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) online Boardside chat. This webinar will cover the Track One Prioritized Patent Examination Program, the PTAB Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program, and the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot...

Jun 25, 2020 - Virtual

A presentation on use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and the logistics of an oral hearing.

Want to learn more about AIA trial statistics, including institution rates and the outcome of final written decisions? Would you like to hear about potential rule changes to AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing? Join Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judge Mike...